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Tuesday Afternoon

Lindy: Our always effervescent volunteer JW has been leading a hectic life of late. Here he takes times to smell the roses. Tuesday Afternoon  Had to run a few errands on the island. Stopped by our vacant rental and echoed my way up…
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Christmas Morning

Hi, this is Volunteer Mike introducing another John Ratliff short essay on life in general, with a special focus on his family and friends. I love reading these essays which always seem to arrive early in the morning! I tend to wake up early…
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Kids and the Elderly

Each weekend my friend and volunteer Bob Engle and I search for a new subject matter to employ in the Tuesday Compass program. The first hour is intended to include topical news items, local history, stories from the past that triggers memories,…
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Leverage

I love the way John Ratliff writes and combines his real-life stories and reminiscences with a thoughtful reflection on where he has come from and what he still has left to do. I have combined two subjects here. "Leverage" is reflection…
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I Want My MTV

With a new home there is a need for new appliances, and so John and Marie set out to choose a specific type of fridge/freezer. Seems like they were having some problems in this regard. If you read John Ratliff’s latest story you can…
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A New Home

A New Home: Tony and Daisy “Hello, neighbor!” The olive-skinned man brightly exclaimed as he closed the sliding glass door behind him and stepped out onto the backyard patio. She emerged shortly after, a kitchen apron wrapped around…
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Piano Man

JW writes again and walks us back down memory lane with the power of music stimulating our minds and bringing calm, relaxation, and warm, happy nostalgic feelings. This is reminiscent of a typical day at Memory Matters witnessed by volunteers…
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Time to Take a Memory Test

Hi, this is Volunteer Mike writing this evening about one of the most important life decisions you will ever make. Yes, important for you, and even more important for your family and all those you love.  I’m referring to a cognitive test…